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This is a coca leaf, not cocaine, insists Morales

Evo Morales, the Bolivian leader, ate a coca leaf in front of delegates at the UN summit on drugs yesterday, to underline his demand that the raw ingredient of cocaine should be allowed for medicinal and other uses.

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Bolivian leader wins referendum

Bolivian President Evo Morales claimed victory after voters approved a new leftist constitution, but opposition leaders said they also gained ground and are expected to work against some of the reforms.

Fidel and Che: A Revolutionary Friendship

The journalist Herbert L Matthews insisted in 1969 that you could not be objective about Fidel Castro or Che Guevara. Over almost 50 years as President, Fidel's prestige has waxed and waned, currently on a high thanks to simple survival and to younger advocates like Hugo Chávez, while Che, since his murder in 1967, has continued to grow to mythic proportions. Both embody the true revolutionary: Fidel staked out the nationalistic area, deeply involved in the 1960s with Cuban politics and relations with the US and Soviets. Che sought an internationalist role, an Argentine outsider who became Cuban, then Latin American, and failed to export permanent revolution in the Congo and Bolivia.

Bigger tests ahead for Maradona

Diego Maradona's crisis management appears to have worked well enough for Argentina to regain some pride and win their friendly against a committed if average Scotland.

Bolivia's president calls unrest an attempted coup

South American presidents met urgently yesterday hoping to prevent a political collapse in Bolivia, where the government planned to charge a rebellious eastern governor with genocide for allegedly ordering the machine-gunning of peasants.

Something To Declare: Bolivia; fly to Europe; Zaragoza

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World Cup qualifier round-up: Henry gives breathing space to Domenech

The France coach, Raymond Domenech, has Thierry Henry and Nicolas Anelka to thank for keeping him in the job after a 2-1 victory over Serbia in Wednesday's World Cup qualifier.

Morales poll win fails to ease tensions

Confirmed in office in a landslide recall election vote, the Bolivian President Evo Morales now plans to push through major constitutional reforms early next year that will further antagonise his rightist opponents.

Bolivians strongly back Morales in referendum

A bold gamble by President Evo Morales to break a political deadlock and re-energise his leftist revolution paid off as Bolivia's voters resoundingly endorsed him in a recall referendum.

Gap year: discover the Latin spirit

From Machu Picchu to Montevideo, a host of wonders awaits in South America, says Sophie Morris

Morales' peasant revolution in the balance as Bolivians vote

Bolivia's socialist leader, Evo Morales, was hoping last night that the desperate gamble of a referendum on his leadership will finally kick-start his attempt to redistribute wealth and land in the bitterly divided nation.

Bolivia's President puts his popularity to the test

Morales gambles on election to oust opposition leaders

Besieged Morales pins hopes on popular vote

Bolivia's president, Evo Morales, is urging his deeply divided country to come together, two days before a potentially explosive national referendum on whether he and eight powerful regional governors should stay in office.

British cyclist dies on Bolivian mountain road

A British cyclist has been killed in a crash which claimed the lives of nine people in Bolivia.

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